Discharges from non-Federal, short stay hospitals (rate per 10,000), by sex and primary diagnosis (all ages),* 2002 (horizontal bar chart): Deliveries (childbirth): female, 269.7; male, not applicable. Diseases of the circulatory system: female, 216.0; male, 228.2. Diseases of the respiratory system: female, 127.2; male, 119.3. Diseases of the digestive system: female, 126.5; male, 104.3. Injury and poisonings: female, 93.2; male, 94.7. Diseases of the genitourinary system: female, 85.8; male, 39.8. Mental disorders:** female, 83.8; male, 87.9. Neoplasms (cancer): female, 70.5; male, 46.2. Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and the connective tissue: female, 67.5; male, 53.1. Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases, and immunity disorders: female, 65.4; male, 47.0.

Source: DeFrances CJ, Hall MJ. 2002 National Hospital Discharge Survey. Advance Data from Vital and Health Statistics, No. 342, May 2004.

*Excludes newborn infants.

**Includes alcohol and drug dependence syndrome.